Interior Design and Mats Inc. Partner on Red Carpet Design Contest

This year, the entrance to Interior Design’s 35th annual Hall of Fame gala and Best of Year awards is getting an update. For the first time, the magazine is challenging the creative community to come up with an inlaid design that will be featured in both events’ iconic red carpet.   

Entrants are tasked with using Mats Inc.’s Graffiti flooring line, made of polypropylene fibers, to transform the carpet leading into the River Pavilion at the Javits Center in New York City—where both events take place—into a reimagined, oversized puzzle.      

The contest winner will be selected by Mats Inc. in collaboration with Interior Design’s editorial team and announced October 29. As an extra incentive, the chosen designer also will score two complimentary tickets to Hall of Fame and Best of Year, which take place December 5 and 6, respectively.     

Designers must submit entries here by midnight Friday, October 4, 2019.   

The Red Carpet for Interior Design's Hall of Fame gala and Best of Year awards, shown here during the 2018 events, will get an update this year thanks to a contest in partnership with Mats Inc. Photography by Carrie Draghi Photography.

Contest Guidelines

—Designed area will be approximately 6’7” x 20’ 

—You may use two or more of six colors (Asphalt, Chalk, Concrete, Festival, Neon, and Subway, shown below) in your design

—Carpet material will be cut into shapes and pieced together to produce inlaid designs. The maximum number of pieces is 50.

—Pattern and/or image must be no less than 1” at smallest point

—Designs must be submitted (in jpg form) with contact information by Friday, October 4, 2019 by 11:59:59pm EST

—Limit 3 designs per contestant

—Limit 1 designer per submission

—Contest subject to Official Rules

The official colors and sample patterns for Interior Design's first-ever Red Carpet design Contest. 

Read more: Hall of Fame 2018 Full Coverage 

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